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Stacey007



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Has anyone made a shelf for a 110 with seats in the boot?

Hello


We have been camping a few times in the 110 and its great at swallowing stuff in, however with 2 young kids we always end up taking a lot of stuff... Then we like some comfort (being used to a caravan) so Heater, Electric hook up, coffee machine etc etc...

The kids love the rear most seats when we are out and about and given these are not a 10 min job to remove anyway they are staying in.

I was thinking of making a sort of parcel shelf to sit on top of the seats, maybe cover it in vinyl so I can try to store stuff a little neater...Also our up and coming Scotland trip I will only need the tent a few days as staying in pods etc so would be hand out of the way.

Has anyone made such a thing?



My idea is something like this.... sorry bad drawing Smile Folds in half and then a folding central support.




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Means I can store stuff under it and on top hopefully neater than what normally happens...




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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

We have similar issues and I also had similar ideas. I was thinking either with seats up or down with backs folded forward.

Last time we camped we used several plastic boxes with lids giving a flat top for more storage which worked well.

The difficulties of packing was one reason we got the trailer to keep all the camping gear in to make easier/quicker to get packed and going.

The trailer has meant the folding board ideas have been shelved! Shelved... Get it... Rolling with laughter

Coffee machine camping Shocked James
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Stacey007



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^ hehehe yes, coffee machine is a must Laughing

I could use the sankey but didn't want to tow this all over Scotland..

I may have a go at making something, I tried box's but so much stuff does not fit in 'neatly' maybe having a shelf I could use them also?

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srod



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Earlier this morning I was thinking exactly the same thing...,

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srod



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Paddie42



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England 2003 Defender 110 Td5 SW Belize Green

If you're going to load it higher than the back seats can I suggest you get a cargo guard as well. I have one and the top half is removable if required. You can then tie things to it in the back and safer for everyone if you have to brake hard.

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Stacey007



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Your right my last cars had nets from the back that covered anything moving forward in case you needed to stop quickly.


I will have a go at something Very Happy

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SingletrackFred



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Corris Grey

Was thinking something similar too. I built a dog divider using ply, which folds down so it's easy to store. However, this was with the seats out. So built another one for seats in.
Would be quite easy to do, and would take the advise to get a cargo divider.
Look forward to seeing what you create.

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Stacey007



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Hello


Too much on between our mini trip to the Lakes and soon to Scotland although I have packed it better even though we have more stuff...

Will look at something...when back.

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tyrannosauROSS



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I knocked this up, on locking rails. I have the fridge on the LHS of the vehicle and frontier stove, kitchen box and laundry (25l container that jiggles as we drive) on the RHS.

Each box in the rolling storage is a box of clothes for each person.

Bell tent travels on the roof.

Under the shelf that it sits on lives the dry food box, basic tools and camp chairs

Post #644301 15th Aug 2017 11:09pm
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Stacey007



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Neat but I still want to be able to use the rear most seats Smile

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tyrannosauROSS



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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Chawton White

maybe www.8020.net can help. Its available in the UK through RS Online (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/) amongst other places.

because all the joining is taken care of all you need to do is cut it to length. They make compatible fixings that allow you to fix the panels in.

I believe this is how Goose Gear in the USA are making a living... and charging a small fortune.

Ross

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DSC-off



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Aintree Green

Ross, your sliding shelf looks great, easy to get the stuff at the back.

Goose Gear, wow $1100 for a fridge slide Shocked
Thanks for the tip about 80/20, will be handy sometime.

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tyrannosauROSS



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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Chawton White

With the two hatches either side (about 98 each from vehicle widows .co.uk or something, 500 each for those front runner ones... you've got to be joking!!!! ) and the slide in the back it made it very easy to access everything.
The unit just bolts into the wood that spans the wheel arches so it's easy to remove.

It is now actually serving as a baby change and storage unit in our house and I've salvaged the slides for mark 2.0.
I found that needing to take a large push chair with us on the roof was more annoying than the storage in the back. Although I have a plan for that now.

I designed it on CAD and had it cnc'd out. It's held together with CT1, a flexible amazing I'll glue anything to anything in any environment including underwater glue. (It's amazing!) available from fixingswarehouse.
It's also what I bonded he hatches into the Landy with.
The unit just slotted together with a few clamps. Left for 24 hours and I deemed it a success.

I finished it with theee coats of polyurethane so it's very smooth and pretty waterproof now also!

I also used the CT1 to patch a few unused bolt holes in my tub. I discovered it when my neighbour wanted to glue some rocks to a pond line underwater. He called Bostik. They were no use and said they had no products that were useful. He then found CT1 which is evo friendly, non toxic amazing sticky stuff. And good value. I can't rate it enough.

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Landymatt



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Hi folks, been meaning to ask this for ages but keep getting distracted by the Joke of the day thread.

Did anyone come up with a sensible way of creating a ‘shelf’ around half way up the rear cargo area with the tumble downs still in place? Ideally removable in less than 10 mins.
I have a dog / cargo guard so could use that as support for the front, and protection from airborne luggage...

Cheers, Matt

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